TURKISH JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, vol.7, no.3, pp.125-131, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY
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Human Metaapneumovirus (hMPV), ARI, nasal immune responses, interleukins, determinative, diagnostic, RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS, CLINICAL-DISEASE, VIRAL LOAD, INFECTION, GLYCOPROTEIN, SEVERITY, CELL
Introduction: Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) with tropism for the respiratory tract epithelium, causes 5-10% of all acute respiratory tract infections (ARI). Patients may be asymptomatic, or exhibit mild upper respiratory tract symptoms or severe bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Determinative diagnostic markers for infection are not well elucidated. This study on nasal immune responses to hMPV aims to understand the mucosal immune responses to hMPV and its implication in disease resolution and pathology.